Strategy Analytics put together some numbers and came out with a conclusion that Nokia’s Lumia phones sales have been “encouraging” compared to Samsung and Apple.
Nokia has sold 6,9 million Lumia phones in 3 quarters. Numbers for Apple in 2007 where 3,7 million and Samsung sold 1,3 million Android phones in 2009.
However, our analysis shows that some of the pessimism surrounding Lumia may be misplaced. In terms of global cumulative smartphone shipments, Nokia Lumia has outshipped Apple iPhone and Samsung Android in their first three quarters after commercial launch. - Strategy Analytic
It’s up to debate if you can compare the market back then and what value you should give to these numbers, but to me it has been clear that you need to build enough of momentum behind you before the sales explode.
You could see it on Symbian days, Android and iOS looked way more modern and worked smoother on release, though it did take years before Android and iOS took over after actually acquiring big enough of feature set, it became acceptable and common.
I’m quite optimistic about Windows Phone 8 that will change the OS from underneath and finally bring the OS out of the restricted world of WP7.X. Here in NokiaGadgets we of course hope it’s Nokia that will release that device that Galaxy S was to Android and what iPhone 3GS was to iOS.